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Definition of gridlock noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gridlock

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɡrɪdlɑk//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1a situation in which there are so many cars in the streets of a town that the traffic cannot move at all
  2. 2(usually in politics) a situation in which people with different opinions are not able to agree with each other and so no action can be taken Congress is in gridlock.
 
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